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November 14, 2016

Taking a business from one horse-drawn cart to an international logistics firm is no easy task, but that is exactly what Germany’s Fiege family has accomplished over five generations. Michael Finnigan talks to its next-generation leaders about the long haul

Taking a business from one horse-drawn cart to an international logistics firm is no easy task, but that is exactly what Germany’s Fiege family has accomplished over five generations. Michael Finnigan talks to its next-generation leaders about the long haul

To some the origins of Fiege might sound like the classic 1980s British sitcom Only Fools and Horses: an entrepreneurial farmer-cum-businessman fixes a rickety cart to one of his horses in the hope his new “transportation business” will make him a millionaire.

November 7, 2016

Family businesses often identify core values, but ninth-generation Oliver von Boch has taken the process one-step further and distilled them into a lifestyle brand. 

Family businesses often identify core values, but ninth-generation Oliver von Boch has taken the process one-step further and distilled them into a lifestyle brand. Michael Finnigan reports

August 2, 2016

Founded in 1945, Techint has grown to become the world’s largest manufacturer of seamless steel tubes, mainly for the oil industry. The Buenos Aires-headquartered firm is currently the largest steelmaker in Latin America.

Founded in 1945, Techint Group has grown to become the world’s largest manufacturer of seamless steel tubes, mainly for the oil industry. The Buenos Aires-headquartered firm is currently the largest steelmaker in Latin America.

 

 

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July 26, 2016

Tragedy led Dame Margaret Barbour into the family business – she joined the weatherproof garment company one month after the sudden death of her husband in 1968. In the five decades since, she has turned it into an international fashion label

Tragedy led Dame Margaret Barbour into the family business – she joined the weatherproof garment company one month after the sudden death of her husband in 1968. In the five decades since, she has turned it into an international fashion label – favoured by festival goers through to royalty. Her daughter, Helen, joins her at the helm.

 

 

FAMILY

July 22, 2016

Visit Ferrari specialist DK Engineering and it’s easy to be dazzled by the luxury supercars, but look ‘under the bonnet’ and you’ll see that the real magic is in the well-oiled family machine. Michael Finnigan takes a look

The countryside village of Chorleywood in the United Kingdom might seem like an unlikely setting for a supercar, with its tree-lined streets and meandering streams. Imagine then the contrasting visual of a Ferrari LaFerrari, the latest in a long line of supercars from the eponymous Italian carmaker, as it roars past the duck pond.

July 14, 2016

Founded in 1886, Bosch has grown to become one of the largest multinational engineering and electronics companies in the world. The Gerlingen-headquartered firm had revenues of €70.6 billion ($80.5 billion) in 2015.

Founded in 1886, Bosch has grown to become one of the largest multinational engineering and electronics companies in the world. The Gerlingen-headquartered firm had revenues of €70.6 billion ($80.5 billion) in 2015.

 

 

FAMILY

July 1, 2016

Leon Leonwood Bean made customer satisfaction his number one priority when he founded L.L. Bean. It was an ethos his quietly determined grandson Leon Gorman built an empire on. 

The Gormans, the family behind American retail company L.L. Bean, have always prioritised customer satisfaction. CampdenFB takes a look at the people behind the brand. 

July 1, 2016

French cognac producer Camus may have been around since 1863, but with geographic expansion in its DNA, a youthful succession model, and partnership with China’s largest distiller, it is showing how to match tradition and innovation. Nicholas Moody reports

French cognac producer Camus may have been around since 1863, but with geographic expansion in its DNA, a youthful succession model, and partnership with China’s largest distiller, it is showing how to match tradition and innovation. Nicholas Moody reports.

May 27, 2016

Third-generation poultry business Perdue Farms, owned by the eponymous family, is one of the largest privately-owned businesses in the world. Based in Maryland, US, it has 19,000 employees, and revenues of $6.3 billion.

Third-generation poultry business Perdue Farms, owned by the eponymous family, is one of the largest privately-owned businesses in the world. Based in Maryland, US, it has 19,000 employees, and revenues of $6.3 billion.

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